March 21, 2020
Her cries are simple and sweet
Unseen by our eyes
Felt by our fear
Her last breath filled with awakening
Mother Earth – Brenda Umana
An Ode to Death…
Enjoy your last breath
Sip the last cup
Take in your last
Say your last
Devotions – Brenda Umana
Through me course wide rivers and in me rise tall mountains.
And beyond the thickets of my agitation and confusion
there stretch the wide plains of my peace and surrender.
All landscapes are within me.
And there is room for everything. – Etty Hillesum
April 10, 2020
Take them with peace
Wrap them in love
Cloud them in surrender
Speak to them in whispers
Hear the lyrics of their Soul
Track the steps of their heart beat
And repeat with the gentle touch of the sky
Akaal Akaal Akaal – Brenda Umana
“Go to the Limits of Your Longing”
God speaks to each of us as he makes us,
then walks with us silently out of the night.
These are the words we dimly hear:
You, sent out beyond your recall,
go to the limits of your longing.
Flare up like a flame
and make big shadows I can move in.
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Don’t let yourself lose me.
Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know it by its seriousness.
Give me your hand. –Rainer Maria Rilke